Our Journey to Canada

A blog highlighting stories of people who have immigrated to Canada as well as their children and grandchildren.  

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July 17, 2018

Meet Diane Reko, a proud Canadian of Hungarian heritage. She is the CEO of Reko International Group, a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing organization. Diane is a wife and mother, a University of Windsor graduate, and a Director for the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation. Diane was a former Director of Hiatus House and is a member of the Chief Executiv...

June 27, 2018

Meet Darleen Schiavo, a proud Lebanese-Canadian. She is the Director of Operations at Shway Shway Cafe, the Director of Community Relations at Cris Kambouris Realty, and is a huge advocate of supporting local. Darleen speaks two languages, is a University of Windsor graduate, and volunteers for a number of Windsor-Essex charities. When reflecting on her family's immigration...

June 18, 2018

Meet Kawmadi Abeytunge, a proud Sri Lankan-Canadian. She is entering her 2nd year of Medical School at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Western University (Windsor campus). Kawmadi is the local officer of Global health education for the CFMS, is a member of the Schulich political advocacy committee and an executive for the Teddy Bear Hospital. Kawmadi also part...

June 12, 2018

Meet Sarah Mushtaq. She is a proud Pakistani-Canadian. Sarah is a recent graduate of the Odette MBA program, speaks three languages, and is a huge community advocate in issues relating to the rights of women, newcomers, and access to education. She has recently been appointed as the Patient Education & Information Coordinator at Windsor Regional Hospital's Cancer Program. W...

June 5, 2018

Meet Constable Neil McEachrane. He is a proud Trinidad and Tobago-Canadian. Constable McEachrane is the Diversity Officer for the Windsor Police Services, a  University of Windsor graduate, and is committed to celebrating Windsor's multiculturalism. While reflecting on his immigration story, this is what he had to say:


"At the age of 14 I emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago...

May 22, 2018

Massimo De Menech is a proud Italian-Canadian. Massimo is the Vice President of CareerStreams Resources Inc., and a Board of Director of the Ciociaro Club of Windsor. Massimo is a community builder, volunteer, and is active in the Italian community. While reflecting on his family’s immigration story, Massimo had this to say:

"My father Fabio who is an immigrant himself, and...

May 15, 2018

Meet Dr. Eahab Elsaid, a proud Egyptian-Canadian. Eahab is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Windsor's Odette School of Business. He is a published author, has won the undergraduate Finance Professor of the Year award for 7 years straight, and is an advocate for workplace diversity and female empowerment. While reflecting on his family's immigration sto...

April 26, 2018

Meet Katrina Kryza. She is a proud Polish-Canadian. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor having studied Political Science, and is the founder of The Empowerment Post which explores ways to empower each other through volunteering, educating, and asking questions. Katrina is a humanitarian, speaks two languages, and is an advocate for women's rights. While reflectin...

February 23, 2018

Meet Melissa Grelo. She is a proud Portuguese and Filipino-Canadian television personality, mother, and committed humanitarian. Melissa Grelo is the Co-Host of The Social and Your Morning and is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Charities Canada. While reflecting on her parents and their immigration to Canada, this is what she had to say:

"A Portuguese...

November 16, 2017

Meet Chloe Kyrtsakas. She is a proud Italian and Greek-Canadian. Chloe is an Odette School of Business student, the Executive Vice-President of the Odette Commerce Society and recently completed a co-op placement with the WDBA - Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. Chloe is a role model, community builder, and is always willing to help those she meets. While reflecting on her...

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